Cowboys rookie defensive end Randy Gregory sustained a high ankle sprain in Sunday’s 27–26 victory over the Giants and will miss four to six weeks, reports Clarence Hill of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram.
An MRI confirmed the injury to the team on Monday.
Gregory stepped awkwardly while engaging Giants rookie Ereck Flowers near the end of the third quarter. He had been on the field for 21 of 28 defensive snaps, and was a contributing factor to the Dallas defense despite not recording a sack.
Gregory’s injury is another blow to the Cowboys as their list of unavailable players grows. Defensive end Greg Hardy still has to sit out three more games as he serves a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Pro Bowl receiver Dez Bryant also went down in Sunday’s game and will miss four to six weeks with a broken bone in his foot.
Dallas will play the Eagles next Sunday in Philadelphia.
- Erin Flynn